2016 SgtMarty Colorado KLR650 Tech Day

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by SgtMarty, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    Set for May 14th, 2016.

    All bikes are welcome. Have tools but you're welcome to use your own.

    I'll get SgtMarty dot com updated soon, and more details will be there.
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  2. theofam

    theofam Been here awhile

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    On the calendar. Hope I can make it to my first-ever Marty Tech Day!
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  3. docwyte

    docwyte Long timer

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    Might actually be able to make this one!
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  4. radrak

    radrak not so n00b

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    It's on my calendar. I hope to find someone that can use my help. I will try to bring some more Santiago's breakfast burritos. :clap
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  5. mtndaddy

    mtndaddy Seeking flow~~o&o~~~

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    Marty,
    I sold the KLR but found a spare oil drain plug and gasket that fits the 2000 vintage- perhaps if Matt (RLK) is going up that way he might add it to your spare parts box. It is new in the bag.
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  6. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Jotted on my Calendar - I might be willing to dive into my XR650R Clutch and show the Rekluse EXP 3.0 and explain about it and how a clutch all goes together. Might be a fun side class for people.
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  7. RLK

    RLK RLK KLR

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    Mine came with a list of mods allegedly done in 2008 before it got parked for ? years. I will look over the outside stuff before then but I will want to open it up and adjust the Doo and verify its done. Check Valves, etc.

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    Thank you Marty and Laurie for doing this.
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  8. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    Burritos are always a major hit, so thanks in advance. :beer Seriously, thanks.

    I'll add it to the "free to whoever needs it Karma bucket of stuff." I also have a small box of misc hand tools to give away to anyone who needs a few more pliers, screwdrivers, and the like. Free stuff, always a winner.

    Rekluse EXP clutch tour by Modette. Free to all attendees. You still sponsored by them, Mark?

    Nice list. Won't take long to check everything. Several people will be there to help you go through it.
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  9. Troy_V

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    I'd really like to go to help out, and to check my doo. I'm supposed to have some visitors in town that weekend so i'm a "maybe" at best.
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  10. modette

    modette TrailTaker.com

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    Sgt Marty - TrailTaker is sponsored by Rekluse, so in a way I am I guess. :-) I hope people find it interesting like I did.
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  11. Proveick

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    Anyone adjusted the valves on an xt600?
    Will get the specs.
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  12. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    SgtMarty dot com is updated, for those who want or need more details on the tech day.
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  13. radrak

    radrak not so n00b

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    Anyone adjusted the valves on an xt600?
    ^^ ^^ ^^
    no, I haven't, but if you have the specs, I am capable. I plan to be there to help out.
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  14. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    A sixpackage of your favorite malt bev will be provided. :-)
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  15. smash81

    smash81 Been here awhile

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    YES!! My wife and I bought '09s last year and I need help checking the valves. I've done a few valve jobs on other bikes in the past but the process still intimidates the heck out of me. I do have a shim kit I'll bring, free for anyone to use after we finish ours. Would LOVE to have a helping hand or two for guidance. I'll bring our Clymers, small torque wrench and my feeler gauges if I can find the dang things. We're currently prepping to become full time RVers August 1st and are living in a temp apartment situation, so my stuff is rather disorganized...

    I know the bikes have to be stone cold to check the valves. Those doing valve checks how do you handle this? Just show up at 9am and wait to do the valve check after lunch?

    I would LOVE to get our rear swingarms lubed too, I doubt this has ever been done. Maybe that can be done while we wait for the bikes to cool... Anyone help with what supplies I should bring for this?

    Wife and I will bring a suitcase of Busch Light (nothing but the best) and several big bags of ice.
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  16. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    Ok, Smash, I'm counting on you for ice. If your plans change and you can't make it, please let me know so we can coordinate ice with someone else.

    No need to bring a torque wrench or feelers unless you want to use your own tools. I have everything needed here on hand. Myself or someone else will help you with the valve checks, and if you're sharing your extra shims that would be appreciated since some of my sizes are almost out.

    The bikes can be ambient temp, so if you're riding them in, come early and hang out until they cool down. For those who are also swapping oil, it's best to dump the hot oil right away and that allows the bike to cool down a lot faster. Yup, the swing arms can get done while the bikes cool. I have Bel-Ray waterproof grease on hand for lubing it up.
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  17. smash81

    smash81 Been here awhile

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    Definitely have your ice covered. I don't have a big cooler though? Happy to share shims, no problem there.
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  18. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    We'll have two coolers with sodas and water. Beer should be coming, too.
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  19. Bad Wolf

    Bad Wolf High functioning sociopath

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    Anyone taking the right tools to help me through a throttle body sync on a 2005 dl650. 11 years old and never been done yet.
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  20. SgtMarty

    SgtMarty Retired, baby!

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    LB, someone did a TBS at the last tech day, but I wasn't involved. Don't know what special tools might be needed. I think Radrak or someone helped the guy out.
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